Thursday, October 6, 2011
They are there growing and pretty and green almost all year. They are good to have when everything is in the bleak of winter because they are a promise of beauty to come. They need care and love and then space to do their own thing. They grow best in the confines of my garden, but every once in a while, one will grow outside of the planting area. I just let it grow and flourish where it wants to.
Sometime during the heat of the summer, they need pruning and straightening up. Sometimes when everything else is blooming and bright and beautiful, you hear these doubts creep in your mind. Would it be better to just clean up the yard? Would it be better to just have a few of these? Then that day comes. This year it was the first of October. You look out and their beautiful sunny faces are bursting out to welcome you to the garden. They are beautiful, and we picnic outside and just stare at them. I open my blinds in the morning eager to see them. One of my girls sits in the midst of them to do her school work because they are beautiful and inspiring. Sometimes when the moon is full, I can see them at night.